California ska-punk band Mad Caddies has a musical gift for the fans for Christmas. Continue reading “Mad Caddies – I’m Going Surfing for Xmas”
One of the best American ska-punk bands returns with a new album. Yesterday, Reel Big Fish released the first LP of brand new material in 6 years. Continue reading “Reel Big Fish – Life Sucks…Let’s Dance!”
On December 7, The Recording Academy (formerly the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) announced a list of nominations for the Grammy Awards 2019, including for the Best Reggae Album.
Malambo Ska Band is a 2-Tone band formed in 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. So far, their songs could be heard only on two compilations issued as part of The Specialized Project (“BOSS” i “Dance Crazy“) and on the compilation “Solo Como Un Hongo” by Argie Pop Records.
Do you remember the fantastic early reggae Christmas single from Roger Rivas & the Brothers of Reggae released in 2015? He did it again! Roger returns with two instrumental hot shots of early/skinhead reggae.
UNESCO, the cultural agency of the United Nations, annually adds new entries to its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
This year, the German band Yellow Cap celebrates its 20th anniversary. On 30 November, the band’s jubilee album will be released by one of the most famous European ska label, Pork Pie.
Jamaican ska and reggae musician, singer and songwriter Floyd Lloyd passed away at the St. Ann’s Bay hospital on Tuesday, November 6. He was 70 years old. An artist’s representative told Urban Islandz:
He was sick for a while but didn’t make it public so the news may come as a shock to his fans.
British 2-tone icons The Specials have announced their first album of original material in two decades. The band will release the new LP called Encore on February 1st, 2019 via UMC/Island.
Encore will be the band’s first album of new material since 1998’s Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent!. The lineup for the band on the Encore is Lynval Golding, Terry Hall and Horace Panter, along with drummer Kenrick Rowe and guitarist Steve Cradock. It’s the first time that founding members Panter, Golding and Hall have recorded together since 1981’s UK number one single Ghost Town.
Swedish ska band The Statement will release a new single entitled ”The Backseat Driver” in exactly 1 month. A follow-up on the EP ”Checking In” (2017) and a taste of the forthcoming album (scheduled for 2019).
Sentimental Moods is an instrumental ska band from Jakarta, Indonesia. They’re formed in 2009 and released 2 LPs, 4 EPs, and singles. On 13th October, 2018 (International Cassette Store Day) the band – in collaboration with Doggy House Records – released EP “Sentimental Moods feat. VOCALS”. EP was released in physical form only on the cassette.
The Offenders are coming to Poland next week for 5 gigs. Band was created in Italy in the end of 2005. When they released their first album “Hooligan Reggae”, they had no idea, that in future it’ll be considered european ska scene classic.
Sad news. Michał Gawlicz died, he was 39 years old. Michał has been associated with Polish reggae music for many years, he was a manager, promoter, creator and prime mover of many musical projects and events (for example Reggae Majówka in Olesno).He worked a.o. with HABAKUK, Makabunda, Naaman, Lion Vibrations and Sidney Polak. He was the founder of the concert and publishing company Artakcja – he published Cała Góra Barwinków’s album “Beat 2 Meet U” and a film about the Częstochowa reggae scene “Żywe Drzewo”. R.I.P.
Do you know the Rocksteady Sporting Club? RSC is a great rocksteady/ska band from Reunion Island (one of the overseas departments of France), between Madagascar and Mauritius. The band was founded in 2003. To date, band’s discography is just three singles released by Maudit Tangue Label rock péi on limited 7-inch vinyls. After 15 years of activity the band decided to release their debut album, entitled “Holy Soul – Backyard Diaries”.
Additional info to all you vinyl lovers out there: 2LP gatefold version is gonna be out on October 26th.
Great news for vinyl maniacs! On 27th October, 2018 – 15 years after the premiere of the CD – Vespa’s second album “Bujaj się” will be released on vinyl for the first time!
Today is the day! Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics debut LP is out now on Badasonic Records. The album was recorded in an amazing Belgian Pum Pum Hotel, an analog only recording studio using tape machines, analog gear, vintage microphones and instruments.